Individualized Study

Outstanding applicants who wish to pursue a program of study specifically tailored to their individual interests are encouraged to develop a proposal for an Individualized Master of Laws degree. Georgetown's faculty and curriculum strengths in a broad array of fields make it possible for the Law Center to accept a few highly qualified graduate students each year for individualized study.

Applicants to the Individualized Study LL.M. must prepare a detailed study proposal in addition to the general application requirements.  An applicant's study proposal should outline a plan of study, include the purpose of the plan of study, and list the applicant's desired courses (at least 24 credits) as well as several alternate courses. Students in an individualized study program generally should plan to take no more than two seminar courses per semester, and should be aware that courses identified as J.D. seminars may have very limited seating for LL.M. students.

Some students pursuing the Individualized Study LL.M. degree may be interested in considering the London Option, which allows a small number of students each year to spend the second half of their LL.M. at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London.

Contact Information
To learn more, please contact:
Caryn Voland, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs
Phone: (202) 662 - 9036
Email Address: LL.M. Advising